The first match of the upper YDL league was held a Leigh Sports Village on a very windy day. Fourteen St Helens athletes and two Warrington athletes competed with a great team spirit with many of them covering events they do not normally compete in.
There were only two U17 men, Michael Farr and Daniel Dobson. Michael ran the 100m in 11.9 pb and the 200m in 23.4 pb. Daniel competed in the long jump and also got a pb with 5.04m despite him being unwell.
We had five U17 ladies, Lauren Marshall who ran the 100m in 13.9, jumped 4.52m in the long jump and threw the shot 6.61m. Cody Rigby ran the 100m in 14.3, the 200m in 29.6 and threw the javelin for the first time ever 7.73m. Codi Wills also ran the 200m in 29.4 and the 300m in 47.6. Rebecca Brown ran the 100m in 14.1 pb, threw the shot putt 8.61m pb and the discus for the first time 19.44m. Lauren Henry competed for the first time with a long jump of 3.51m and javelin 6.60m. Two Warrington U17 ladies also competed for us, Liz Wright who ran the 300m in 42.9 and the 800m in 2.24 and Amy Nuttall ran the 1500m in 5.07.4.
The U20 women were Erin Makin who ran the 100m in 14.1, the 200m in 28.3, threw the shot 5.81m and the discus for the first time ever 12.90m. Jess Leonard ran the 200m in 26.8 and the 400m in 60.7 and Denni Rigby ran the 1500m in 6.55.4.
The four U20 men covered as many events as they could between them, Daniel Lamb ran the 100m in 11.5, achieved a long jump of 6.17 and threw the shot putt for the first time 8.81m. Jonathan Causer ran the 200m in 23.9 pb, the 400m in 52.9 pb and threw the shot putt 10.74m, Lochlainn Fisher ran the 400m in 53.3, and got a long jump of 4.72m he also tried his hand at discus, and George Asson ran the 100m in 11.4, the 200m in 22.9 and threw the javelin also for the first time 15.27m. All four of them then ran and won the 4 x 100m relay and straight after the 4 x 400m relay and won that too! The team finished in 6th place overall.